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What To Eat In Dún Laoghaire

Delicious dishes from the sunniest town in south Dublin.


A gorgeous seaside town in south Dublin, you'll be absolutely spoiled for choice when trying to decide what to eat in Dún Laoghaire.

There's so much to do in Dún Laoghaire, between farmers' markets, festivals, music and more regularly on offer. You might find it difficult to settle on something to eat, as there are so many great options, so we've created a list of our favourite dishes to help you make your choice about what to eat in Dún Laoghaire. 

1. Huevos Rancheros

Gourmet Food Parlour, Crofton Road

They say that you should dine like a king at breakfast time and this dish from Gourmet Food Parlour will certainly ensure you do just that. Made with fried eggs, Hegarty’s cheddar, kidney beans, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and a tortilla wrap this is a super hearty, flavourful dish, but if you need an extra boost, you can add chorizo or Clonakilty black pudding for more intense flavour. 

2. Zero Waste Cake

Ink Café at DLR Lexicon, Moran Park

We love the sustainable ethos behind Ink Café in Dún Laoghaire. As it's part of FoodSpace Ireland, the café produces minimal waste, striving to use up as much of their scraps as possible. Their zero-waste cakes are baked onsite daily using scraps from the previous day's bakes, which is an idea we can completely get behind. 

3. Chicken Wings

Hartley's, Harbour Road

Hartley's is easily one of Dún Laoghaire's best restaurants, known for its great atmosphere, harbour views and delicious chicken wings. As it's right on the pier, this restaurant is a gorgeous place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the town. Everything on the menu is tasty, but we're particularly obsessed with the chicken wings, so make sure to try them if you pop in.

4. Red Bean Mochi

Michie Sushi, Upper George's Street

Michie Sushi is a gorgeous family-run business with three locations in Dublin, but it's their Dún Laoghaire restaurant that we usually make a habit of visiting. We've already written about how much we love their sushi, but another dish we adore is the red bean mochi. Perfectly sweet and filling, this dish is the ideal way to end a meal. Pair it with some matcha ice cream and you're on to a winner!

5. Beetroot Chicken

Rasam, Glasthule Road

The beetroot chicken from Rasam in Dún Laoghaire is an iconic, must-try dish from northern India. Made with chicken breast simmered in a fresh beetroot and tomato sauce, pomegranate and coriander, this dish is jam-packed with flavour, without being too heavy. 

BONUS: Ice Cream

Teddy's, Windsor Terrace

Have you really visited Dún Laoghaire if you don't treat yourself to Teddy's ice cream? Open since 1950, Teddy's is well-known for its amazingly flavourful ice cream. It's the perfect way to end a summer day, so we implore you to make time to visit Teddy's while you're in Dún Laoghaire. 

What else should we eat in Dún Laoghaire? Let us know in the comments below.